MAY DAY NYC: Occupy Wall Street, Students, Labor, and Immigrant Groups Mobilize for Justice for the 99%

Contact: OWS Press Team, press@occupywallst.org347-292-1444


New York–On Wednesday, May 1st, International Workers Day, Occupy Wall Street Members will join Labor, Immigrant Rights and Student Activists in New York City to stand in solidarity for economic justice for the 99%, opposing corporate greed and exploitation. Most actions are centered around Bryant Park, Union Square and the Financial District.

Schedule of Events (all events in Manhattan), for more

10:30 AM, Bryant Park (6TH Ave & 40TH St.) – TWU Young Workers March
TWU [Transit Workers Union] Young Workers and allies take the streets to visit offices of union busters and companies with which TWU members have contract disputes.

12 PM, Bryant Park (6TH Ave. & 40th St.) – Immigrant Worker Justice Tour
The tour will visit several workplaces in [Midtown] midtown to demand an end to exploitation of immigrant workers, ending at U.S. Senator Schumer’s office for a speak-out on real immigration reform.

11-2:30 PM, Cooper Square (6th St. & 3rd Ave.) – The Free University of NYC
A radical education experiment to make education as it ought to be, Free U will reclaim the commons with free education, culminating in a city-wide student convergence.

2:30 PM, Union Square (NE Corner) – 99 Pickets Solidarity Swarm
A roving band of picket lines, along with the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, will march on employers around Union Square to demand fair pay and justice for all workers.

3 PM, Cooper Square (6th St. & 3rd Ave.) – Student Convergence and Speak Out
After gathering on their respective campuses, students from around the city will converge for a speak out against the current unsustainable higher education system that exploits teachers and saddles students with debt, while a few grow richer.

4-7:30 PM, Union Square Rally, March down Broadway, Closing Rally @ City Hall
4 PM, Union Square – Joint rally with the May 1st Coalition; the Alliance for Labor Rights, Immigrant Rights and Jobs for All; immigrant rights groups; and Occupy Wall Street. The rally will be a mix of speakers and entertainment drawing attention to the struggles and victories of labor unions, workers, immigrants and the 99%.

5:15 PM, Step off – March down Broadway.

6 PM, City Hall – Closing Rally 
Music, performances, speakers, drawing attention to the destructive policies of the Bloomberg administration (i.e. all public labor unions have been working without contracts for years, racist Stop & Frisk practices of the NYPD) on our communities. The evening will close with assemblies around the Financial District.

7:30 PM, Foley Square and Zuccotti Park – People’s Assemblies
A public democratic discussion of the day’s events and the future.

For more information visit: #maydaynyc #ows #mayday

Occupy Wall Street PR Team members will be onsite at events listed above. Please call 347-292-1444 or with any questions or press inquiries. Follow @OccupyWallStPR @owsmayday for updates throughout the day.

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